Sunday, March 4, 2007

Perspective in Prose and Poetry

Today I spent five and a half hours at the library trying to get through my British Lit. class. While reading the introduction to one of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poems, I read the following quote, which he had adapted from Thomas Burnet's Archarologiae Philosophicae:

"... It is helpful sometimes to contemplate in the mind, as on a tablet, the image of a greater and better world, lest the intellect, habituated to the petty things of daily life, narrow itself and sink wholly into trivial thoughts."

It was an unexpected and beautiful reminder about putting life in perspective.

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